*Disclaimer: We are not endorsed by the Australian Defence Force

About Defence Ready


We have a passion for helping motivated candidates prepare for a successful career in the ADF.

Our goal is to bring the most suitable (and motivated) applicants up to speed in the required testing fields.

We’re also committed to helping you make an informed decision on whether or not a military career is right for you.


Defence Ready will assist you prepare for recruitment tests and interviews. We draw on the experience of military and police training selection systems to provide you custom packages to optimise your preparations.

All final products are compiled by Defence Ready Founder, John Ashburton.

John is a former Army Officer and a highly qualified instructor who gets results – FAST. His tools, strategies and techniques will get you rapidly up to speed in the most challenging aspects of Defence selection. This is a comprehensive training system designed to rapidly prepare you for selection into the Australian military.

Defence Selection Platoon

John Ashburton’s Qualifications:

- Graduate Royal Military College - Duntroon
- Bachelor Degree in Training and Development
– Certified in Training Instruction
– Certified in Training Supervision
– Certified in Training Assessment
– Qualified Military instructor
– TAE40110 Cert IV in Training and Assessment


This is an INSTANT ACCESS course. You will get immediate access to your online quizzes, tutorials, training videos and more. If you’re not 100% satisfied, simply send us an email within 7 days and we will refund your purchase.

PLUS… we have a second money back guarantee that if you complete our entire program and then sit the exams and fail - we will also refund you.

What our clients say...

"I would like to thank John and all the Defence Ready team for all the effort they have put in preparing all the materials to help applicants for the defence force to get ready for the their 'Big Day' and succeed like I did in my YOU session.

I have used all the resources (ebooks and videos) offered by them especially 'Master the Defence Exams' and 'Defence Interview Questions'.

All materials cover every detail in order to prepare you for the YOU session. The most useful thing I found which helped me a lot in my Defence Aptitude Test is that I was taught how to solve the questions and learn tips to find the answers in a short time. In addition to the sample tests which gave me the chance to practice and assess myself before the real test on the day. 

Also, I would like to emphasise on the prompt service I received, as John called me within 24 hours of me inquiring about further information for an additional aptitude test that I have to do. 

Thanks again because with your help I was able to pass my aptitude test with a score high enough to get the position I wanted to apply for. Looking forward to focussing on more resources to prepare for the Assessment Day!!

Much appreciated!"


"Thanks to you I have successfully completed and passed my YOU session! You were a huge help and I highly recommend this to my friends looking to join!!!"


"Hi John, I just wanted to take a minute to personally thank you for making such a long hard journey that feels really nerve racking and stressful [into one where I am now] feeling so much more confident in all aspects of my application process.

I can honestly say for months I have copy and pasted, printed, saved, highlighted every little piece of information and forum that exists on the recruitment process. Not so long ago I was redirected to your page and BAM there it was all the information I needed all in one pack. I purchased your package and was thoroughly excited to realise that my I was definitely on the right page. There is absolutely no way I'm not getting in!"


"Hi John, I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you and the Defence Ready team. I had my Y.O.U session today, and I performed much better then I had hoped. I now have to decide if I want to continue with the enlisted job I originally applied for or the officers positions I have been encouraged to pursue. Again thank you."


I just wanted to let you know I had my second YOU session yesterday and resat the exams a year after I first did them. The first time I only unlocked 2 lines of jobs since last year I have studied using your site and systems and yesterday I unlocked every single job!

I have read people’s stories on your site but didn’t believe I could perform that well, I knew I was doing well when I was in the exam but it shocked me to find out I scored so high.

Great site, great system and all for a great course! Thank you so much"

(Anonymous - moving into Special Forces Role)

"With regards to my YOU Session results, I am pleased to announce that I performed very well in the exams and as a result, all ADF positions are open to me.

I am very thankful for the help of your organisation and I will highly recommend your program to anyone planning to serve in the ADF."


"Hi John,  just wanted to drop you a line as I completed the aptitude test yesterday here in Sydney. I found your material very beneficial and it was a large contributor towards me blitzing it. I managed to complete all the questions for both exams with a couple of minutes to spare. The aptitude test was right inline with your examples. I am applying for an officer role which my results have more than sufficed so chuffed! Thanks again"


"Thank you so much for your advice and practice aptitude tests, they were fundamental for preparing myself for the initial You session with the ADF. With your support, I have opened up a range of jobs that I hadn’t previously thought about.

I left school 20 years ago (with a below average report card). My results on the day were definitely elevated because of your training resources – the questions felt familiar and this made me feel confident, prepared and efficient. It was encouraging to find out all the technical jobs the young applicants were hoping for on the day, are also available to me (Geospacial technician, intel analyst, hydrographic surveying and all the trades).

You need to know you’re making a difference to people’s lives, keep up the good work and thank you!" Carol

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Defence Ready has no affiliation with the Australian Defence Force or Defence Recruiting. Our preparation resources are not a direct replication of ADF testing and they do not guarantee selection.